e-Forex Magazine July 2002

e-Forex Magazine July 2002

e-Forex Jul 2002 - FX - The Wild West of Capitalism? Trading Forex & Money Markets via the Internet. Legal Issues and Patent related issues. What threats to FX eCommerce?

 

HFT: Ban bad driving, not cars reducing the damage of disruptive high frequency trading to FX

Leader

In the race for speed, disruptive high frequency trading (HFT) behaviour and an arms race for the fastest market data threatens to cause more reputational damage to financial markets – but ban bad driving, not the cars argues Daniel Marcus....show more

 

Strengthening client relations with FX e-services

Leader

As many leading FX providers are now adopting more client-centric strategies when rolling out new electronic products and trading platforms, Nicholas Pratt explores in what ways electronic FX services can help improve and engender more productive client relationships....show more

 

Standing at the crossroads: Why FX must reinvent the post trade process.

Leader

Jesse Drennan explains why post-trade processing in FX demands reinventing....show more

 

Revolutionary transformation and extraordinary opportunity – Today’s electronic FX Market is changing everything

Leader

Ian Martin looks at how the digital nervous system of e-FX is transforming the FX market....show more

 

The FX distribution model – Online FX forcing tough decisions

Leader

Robin Poynder looks at some of the difficult problems facing banks in looking for the most efficient methods of distributing their transactional capability in the new eCommerce environment....show more

 

A crucial time for portals.

Leader

Now is a key time in the development of multi-bank portals and Brian Maccaba believes that in the future they will become the chief method of price discovery for clients....show more

 

Electronic trading tops 60% of Global FX trading volume

e-FX Industry Report

Strong growth in electronic trading activity last year pushed electronic foreign exchange volumes above 60% of the overall global FX market for the first time. ...show more

 

Electronic trading systems capture one half of global FX volume

e-FX Industry Report

Peter D’Amario reports on the remarkable increase in electronic forex trading activity over the past 12 months....show more

 

Retail meets Wholesale FX: A growing convergence

e-FX Industry Report

With both sides of the market converging, Mark Galant looks at how all FX clients will gain equal access to superior service and technology. ...show more

 

Trading Forex & Money Markets via the Internet.

e-FX Industry Report

Armin Dahl and Gerald Kutschke provide a summary of the results from the recent KPMG Consulting AG survey taken from amongst DAX-100 companies....show more

GL TRADE completes acquisition of FNX Solutions

News

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Currenex extends order capabilities

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FXall goes live with Accelor

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TraderTools to provide Software as a Service

News

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Traiana launches the Harmonyâ„¢ Allocation Service

News

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360T® opens in New York and Singapore

News

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Interbank FX launches new (GPS) Software

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Portware sees growth in client use of Algo FX

News

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Wall Street Systems announces eConfirmations capabilities

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GAIN Capital group launches FOREXTrader

News

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eSignal offers Forex content (and free strategies)

News

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CalPERS selects LavaFX for Foreign Exchange trading

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FNX Solutions rolls out new real-time cross asset blotter

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FXDD launches automated currency trading platform

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Nordea improves electronic FX trading

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FFastFill Signs RBC Capital Markets for CME FX on Reuters service

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RBS expands offering to Hedge Fund community

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Dukascopy offers a technology solution for Central Bank interventions

News

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Digitec commences FX Spot pricing initiative

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360T® reports soaring FX Spot service

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The Bank of New York upgrades iConfirm system

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Bloomberg Introduces FX Fixing Rates

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Cognotec top for seventh year

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FXpress releases FIRSTâ„¢ Treasury workstation

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MarketXS Introduces TradeNet

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GFT’s DealBook® FX 2 to feature multiple currencies

News

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Baxter-FX and ICY announce agreement

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WestLB goes live with Gissing Software’s ConteX MCS

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Trader Gamesâ„¢ launches real-time online FX game

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Wachovia delivers flexible solutions

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State Street signs 5 Canadian banks to post-trade FX tool

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Ericsson joins buyside users of SD-FX

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UNIBANKA selects ICYFX

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Online FX charting service added to HSBCnet

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Lava launches LavaFX

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ActForex introduces WinTraderâ„¢

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Reuters TBS achieves trading record

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IFX in US acquisition

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Logicscope introduces TradeSTP Deal Notification Product

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Calyon becomes latest EBS Prime Bank

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SEB to use FFastFill’s managed service

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RBS offers web based IAS39 Toolkit

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GFI to Connect to UBS FX Option Trader

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Fortis Bank selects TRS from Telerate and MarketXS

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Reuters announces next generation transaction strategy

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New Position Management Tool announced by Currenex

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FXall launches Altair

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BTM strengthens the functionality of FX@BTM

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CME FX on Reuters Launches

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Calyon upgrades global FX Trading platform

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Trading Technologies & FlexTrade to offer Hotspot FXism

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TraderTools develops "AutoFill" for OMS

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CLS Bank live with four additional currencies

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EBS Trader to be fully integrated on Bloomberg

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FXaLL INTEGRATES WITH FXpress SYSTEM

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Cognotec launches FXall DIRECT

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360T to offer commercial paper trading

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Higher Autodealing Limits for UBS Warburg

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Royal Bank of Scotland signs on to Money Market Connect (MM ConnectSM)

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FXmicropay – changing the pricing paradigm of foreign exchange

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GFI Launches FENICS FX 2002

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SG launches new version of Idealforex

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UBS Warburg launches FX Trader “Lite” and enhances FX Option Trader

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Instinet and Citibank Announce Alliance to form The Instinet FX Cross

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FairEx’s Innovation wins Infocomm Awards

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Bloomberg FX Enhances STP Capabilities

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HSBC delivers enhanced e-trading functionality

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JPMorgan expands its e-commerce capabilities

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Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein announces two new e-features for FX clients

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Merrill Lynch GFX enhances client service

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Standard Chartered launches escape

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ICor Brokerage Conquers Asia/Pacific - readies for European Launch

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Global CLS Bank Settlement Service Links Market With Vendor Registration Programme

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Barclays Capital FX Trader- Leveraging Innovative Technology

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China – taking the first steps towards more open financial markets

Foreword

I want to talk about the efforts China has been making to set up rules and regulations for its Financial Industry but will first comment about the FX business continuing to dominate many headlines around the world....show more

 

From FX Regulation to FX Taxation

Foreword

The financial markets have never before seen so many reviews looking at fresh ways to regulate. Although Regulation and Taxation may no longer be real news to us, the frequency and attention given to the topic in public discussion is increasing....show more

 

Financial Markets: Are we heading back to normality?

Foreword

Some economies are showing signs of recovery. Will it be sustainable? Will the financial markets industry find a way back to 'normality'? What will be the consequences for the FX markets? The financial crisis has highlighted just how little is known about the structure of banks' international balance sheets and other issues of interconnectedness. Nowadays we are all waiting for what the regulatory environment comes up with next.......show more

 

Evolution and diversification in FX over the past 3 years

Foreword

Godfried De Vidts looks back over the last 3 years since he took up the chair of the ACI....show more

 

The healthy future of the FX market as shown by the BIS report

Foreword

Godfried De Vidts, President of the ACI, looks for the reasons behind the improved market turnover highlighted in the recent BIS 2004 results....show more

 

FX – The Wild West of Capitalism?

Foreword

Heering Ligthart argues that a truly global market such as foreign exchange probably cannot be regulated, but individual market participants can and should be....show more

 

Becoming mission critical the profound metamorphosis taking place with Post Trade FX services

Market Infrastructure

Caroline Henshaw investigates how long considered simple back-office functions and post-trade processes are playing an increasingly important role in shaping global currency markets as stricter regulations and tighter margins prompt companies to streamline their workflows....show more

 

Scandinavia in Focus

Currency Clips

Stan Klebaner Chief Business Development Officer at FinFx Trading Oy ...show more

 

Common macro backdrop, different perspectives

Currency Clips

Bartosz Sawicki Head of Research at TMS Brokers...show more

 

Asian currencies to weaken versus the USD in H2 2014

Currency Clips

John. J. Hardy Head of FX Strategy at Saxo Bank...show more

 

The last thing FX needs is the World Cup!

Currency Clips

Noureldeen Mufeed Kh. Al Hammoury Market Strategist at ADS Securities...show more

 

Advanced Markets - a true innovator of wholesale liquidity, technology and credit solutions for the FX brokers

Provider Profile

e-Forex speaks with Anthony Brocco, Executive Chairman of Advanced Markets Ltd., a company that now serves more than 40,000 clients across 30 countries globally....show more

 

From TCA to Execution Algorithms - FXone Seabury increases its product spread

Provider Profile

With Rosario M. Ingargiola, President and Chief Executive Officer of FXone Seabury Financial Solutions (SFS)....show more

 

FX serves up a dish of connectivity spaghetti

Marketplace

Jon Vollemaere, co-Founder of FXecosystem shares some thoughts on low latency trading for FX and some pasta recipes. ...show more

 

The exchange model and FX: weighing up the challenges

Marketplace

Anthony Scholfield examines the factors that may move the FX market towards an ‘exchange model’ providing an open architecture and aggregated “one stop” liquidity, algorithmic order processing and central clearing facilities....show more

 

FX Portals – segmenting the market?

Marketplace

Each FX trading portal has distinctive features attracting a different client base. James Kemp looks at whether they are segmenting the FX market and what overall effect that might have....show more

 

Visualisation – achieving real-time perspectives of the FX liquidity landscape

Features

A new generation of liquidity aggregation technologies and liquidity management toolsets can now assist high performance FX sell-side and buy-side firms to visualise liquidity and therefore accelerate deployment of alpha generating algorithms and optimise the implementation of their trading strategies. Nicholas Pratt explores what factors and FX business drivers are creating demand for improved real-time views of FX liquidity. ...show more

 

Streamlining and simplification of FX trading operations with more unified post trade architectures

Features

Mandatory clearing of NDFs via CCPs is expected to be implemented this year and with clearing of FX Options to follow, Frances Maguire looks at whether the changes to the back office will bring more joined-up processing for FX....show more

 

Deploying Proximity Hosting for Achieving Ultra-low Latency FX

Features

The drive by trading houses and boutiques to secure ultra-low latency solutions to FX market venues and their matching engines has been cranked up of late, with deployment of proximity hosting being a must-have offering. Roger Aitken examines the state of play in proximity hosting and co-location services, semantics aside....show more

 

FX Prime Brokerage: What does it take to be a provider of choice?

Features

The dramatic defaults of Lehman Brothers and AIG prompted a flight to quality in the FX prime brokerage market. Frances Maguire looks at what it takes to be a provider of choice in the current environment and in the future....show more

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Extending connectivity to meet the demands of latency sensitive FX Trading

Features

Mark Akass looks at why with the adoption and evolution of advanced trading strategies in the FX market, the importance of latency is the key question that will arise....show more

 

FX dips toes in Dark Pools

Features

Axel Pierron looks at how trading in dark pools, traditionally dominant in equities trading is also making its way to FX....show more

 

Exploring derivative frontiers: extending the reach of electronic FX Option platforms

Features

Frances Maguire speaks to a selection of providers to explore the gradual climb towards fully automating the complexity of FX options....show more

 

Past and future evolution of online FX options trading

Features

Dr David Gershon outlines the evolutionary pathway leading towards online option trading...show more

 

The Internalisation model: helping the sell-side extend the e-FX value proposition

Features

James Kemp examines the drivers and impacts of the internalisation model....show more

 

The Internet: Can it really meet the future demands of e-FX?

Features

Nicholas Pratt sets out to discover whether there is a finite level to the internet’s capacity to support the future demands of e-FX....show more

 

The challenge for FX trading systems – Continuous availability

Features

Rajeev Kotyan looks at the impact of downtime in the eFX marketplace and the two most prominent approaches to minimising it....show more

 

Exceptions processing in FX trading - automation is reducing costs

Features

As financial institutions strive for STP it’s important to keep in mind that it cannot be achieved without straight-through exception processing (STEP). Colin Day investigates....show more

 

Component-based platforms – offering another choice for eFX

Features

Aviv Handler demonstrates how taking an asset-neutral, service-based component approach to trading systems represents a sustainable way of ensuring competitive service in the FX business....show more

 

FX Option pricing – developing an online capability

Features

Nicolas de Breteuil looks at the benefits of being able to offer an electronic Options trading platform and the sort of functionality it should offer....show more

 

The electronic trading of derivatives – is it here at last?

Features

Derivative volumes continue to grow and Tom Binks explains how he and many of his industry colleagues expect to see a continued migration of business from voice to screen based trading....show more

 

Online FX dealing – Building efficiencies between subsidiaries and Group Treasury

Features

James Hodge looks at where the corporate demand for Online Trading and STP Platforms is coming from and how American and European firms may differ in their use of these platforms....show more

 

eFX and the Front Office – Asset Managers embrace trade OMS

Features

Susannah Quirion shows how, in the near future, asset managers should expect to see a complete automation of the FX process, with more deeply integrated OMS technology and functionality....show more

 

Online Asset Management in motion

Features

Charles-Henri Sabet outlines how the Internet revolution has brought lower trading costs and real-time information to liberate the investor and level the playing field for the manager of funds....show more

 

What is Best Execution in the Foreign Exchange market?

Features

There is some confusion surrounding the idea of Best Execution in the FX market. Chip Lowry shows how tricky it is to define and the difficulty to empirically prove it....show more

 

Maturing eFX - providing the foundation for broader e-solutions

Features

Shane Galligan discusses the changing eFX needs of the buy-side and what effect this is having in driving demands on the sell-side to develop new, broader e-solutions....show more

 

Legal Issues and Patent related issues. What threats to FX eCommerce?

Features

Patents can provide protection for developers of new eFX systems but can also pose a threat, particularly the business method patent. Ari Laakkonen examines the issues....show more

 

STP:dealing with the myths.

Features

The importance of the benefits that STP can bring to your business cannot be overlooked argues Vinny Lisanti....show more

 

What role can SWIFT play in facilitating electronic FX trading?

Features

Patrick de Courcy discusses the broad role that SWIFT can play in helping to define and implement the next generation of generic standards for the FX market....show more

 

TWIST – an update.

Features

We ask Tom Buschman, who is leading the TWIST industry standard initiative, for another update on its progress....show more

(Real) Trends in e-trading - coming to a floor near you.

Features

Tomorrows winners in the world of FX trading will be those offering tangible value to their customers and not just fancy web-sites with bells and whistles states Bill Moran....show more

 

Making sense with CORTEXFX

Platform Profile

The CORTEX brand is synonymous with 2 concepts - Intelligence and Advantage. Just as the CORTEX of the brain controls the senses, CORTEXFX, (which is the first product to be launched under BNP Paribas new electronic trading brand) allows BNP Paribas clients to take full control of their FX trading environment using a feature rich, stable, platform. Thomas Soede, global head of e-commerce at BNP Paribas talks to Frances Maguire about the launch of BNP Paribas advanced multi-product FX trading platform. Employing cutting edge trading technology, CORTEXFX offers efficient execution and a one-stop point of access to a range of intelligent electronic products, tools and services from BNP Paribas. ...show more

 

Africa

Regional eFX Perspective

Richard Willsher discovers how trade and telecommunications infrastructure shape the current foreign exchange market in Africa as a whole and although South Africa is the continent’s leading electronic trading market, he outlines why we can expect to see growth in e-FX taking place in many other countries within the continent over the next few years....show more

 

Central & Eastern Europe

Regional eFX Perspective

Heather McLean interviews major technology vendors and FX buy-side and sell-side players in the region....show more

 

What holds the key to mainstream adoption of Algorithmic FX trading?

Under the Microscope

Bob McDowall discusses the themes of buy-side growth, technology challenges and reducing market resistance that may provide the key to mainstream adoption of Algorithmic trading in FX markets....show more

 

Strength, experience & innovation – pivotal issues when choosing a strategic partner for FX Prime Brokerage services

FOCUS

While FX prime brokerage is already a growth area, the added complexity of mandatory clearing for NDFs and FX options is likely to give the segment another boost as those drawn into clearing consider the benefits of a prime broker. Frances Maguire looks at what is in store....show more

 

Gaining competitive advantage with FX Aggregation services

FOCUS

If what you see is truly what you get then it is little surprise that traders are investing heavily in FX aggregation. But, says Nicholas Pratt, with such a wide variety of products on offer, how do traders pick the most appropriate solution?...show more

 

Leveraging local expertise and liquidity strategies to provide comprehensive e-commerce and e-FX services

FOCUS

Frances Maguire discovers how banks are using their own regional expertise to rapidly expand their e-FX services in key emerging markets....show more

 

Gauging the potential for online trading in leading emerging market currencies

FOCUS

Nicholas Pratt examines what prospects today’s leading emerging markets have to become an efficient and reliable online trading market place....show more

 

FORUM: Delivering state-of-the-art online FX Research and Analytics

FOCUS

In our FORUM 4 major players discuss issues surrounding Online FX Research & Analytics....show more

Delivering Online FX Research & Analytics

FOCUS

The new Forex trader: New tools, classic analysis Raghee Horner looks at how traders can best take advantage of the benefits that the Internet and advanced web technology brings....show more

 

FX Prime Brokerage - breaking the credit lock.

FOCUS

The development of FXPB represents a revolutionary change to the structure of FX trading and credit relationships and offers many benefits to all participants in the FX market says Lori Mirek....show more

 

eTrading : an opportunity to improve OTC market mechanisms.

FOCUS

Carlo Kolzer explains how new web-based technology has the potential to improve buy-side access to liquidity by reducing credit risk related restrictions....show more

 

SWFX technology - servicing the Decentralised Swiss FX marketplace

The e-Forex Surgery

With Alain Broyon & Dr. Andre Duka....show more

 

The e-Forex Surgery: Online FX Prime Brokerage

The e-Forex Surgery

Stephen Dispenza answers questions about FX Prime Brokerage....show more

 

Electronification and the future growth of FX Options

Special Report

Strides have been made in electronic trading for FX options recently and as Frances Faulds discovers there are still more to come....show more

 

Trader Diary - A tale of winners and losers

Retail FX trading

Samuel J. Rae gives us an overview of the ups and downs he has experienced with his trading strategies over the last three months and the steps he takes to maintain a positive risk reward ratio....show more

 

Cutting through the noise - leveraging web content curation for FX trading applications

Social Media

Emmett Kilduff, CEO and founder of Eagle Alpha, explains the concept of content curation. He also outlines how companies specialised in monitoring and filtering digital information from a wide variety of social media, news sources, websites, forums and chat rooms across the web can provide deeper market insights and actionable data for high performance FX trading firms looking to build alpha generating strategies and trading models. ...show more

 

Unified Messaging: helping to extend FX trading platforms beyond the enterprise

Forex Technology

Joe Morgan examines how a new generation of middleware messaging architectures can now be leveraged to help platform developers overcome many of the difficulties in moving real-time FX data across multiple delivery channels....show more

 

Improving FX Market Data delivery with Managed Network connectivity services

Forex Technology

Joe Morgan discovers more about how managed network connectivity solutions can significantly improve the delivery of FX market data between FX trading venues, counterparties and data centers and what tools and applications are now available via managed network providers to help High Frequency FX trading firms analyse their pricing, trading and post-trade data processing activities....show more

 

Utilizing cloud computing architectures for improved control over risk and FX back-office operations

Forex Technology

With cloud computing services continuing to have a dramatic impact on the delivery of FX trading applications, Joe Morgan looks at where we can expect to see further significant use of the technology being applied to post trade and FX risk management operations....show more

 

CEP - A disruptive technology changing the face of FX

Forex Technology

Complex Event Processing (CEP) technology is continuing to expand further out across and beyond capital markets and banking sectors - including at FX retail and institutional levels. Top use cases from just a few years ago - headed by algo trading - have been leapfrogged lately by auto hedging and risk, market surveillance and FX e-commerce. Roger Aitken examines the landscape. ...show more

 

New models and methodologies: taking your automated FX trading to the next level

Automated FX Trading

Popularity of automated trading systems has been constantly growing throughout the years. On the one hand, the reason of such popularity is that an automated trading system allows a trader to generate more trades (a robot allows to analyze more trading instruments and timeframes simultaneously) and excludes the psychological factor when making decisions. On the other hand, automated trading is popularized by brokerage companies and developers of trading platforms and trading systems....show more

 

Single-Dealer Platforms offering high precision toolsets to give clients what they need

FX e-Commerce and Platforms

Banks have made major investments in single-dealer platforms in recent years but as the technology is commoditised, platforms need to add unique value in a fully customisable format if they are to gain market share. Joel Clark reports...show more

 

FASTTRACK

Fast Track

With Andrew Ralich, Co-Founder and CEO of oneZero Financial Systems, a leading provider of low latency software systems for the financial markets....show more

 

Spotlight - The new FX trading guidelines from two leading Australian industry associations.

Spotlight

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Which, When and Why taking a more informed approach to algorithmic FX trading

Algorithmic FX Trading

William Essex sets out to explore why choosing the most appropriate FX algorithm for their own specific needs can sometimes be a complex undertaking for many buyside firms who may be new to the benefits and applications of using algorithms....show more

 

Buying on Rumour and Selling on Fact: Twitter News Comes to Algo FX

Algorithmic FX Trading

Twitter, the social networking site, is fast catching on as a source of news for FX traders and other market participants, who can now feed 'tweets' into their algorithms in real-time to assist in making trading decisions. Roger Aitken explores....show more

 

FX sell-side perspectives on high frequency trading

Algorithmic FX Trading

Irene Aldridge discusses the mechanics, pros, cons and the implementation challenges of several key sell- side high-frequency strategies which can be applied to many securities, including FX....show more

 

Leveraging Smart Order Routing for Best Execution in FX

Algorithmic FX Trading

In the electronic trading FX world, every application has its role. Aggregation tools are responsible for presenting a consolidated view of the market's far-flung liquidity. And the algorithms are the mathematical means by which traders can automate their increasingly sophisticated execution strategies. In between these two processes sits the smart order router (SOR) and its job is to direct the algorithms to the various liquidity sources collected by the aggregator....show more

 

Identifying the optimal combination of FX algorithms

Algorithmic FX Trading

The decision on whether or not to use FX algorithms is an easy one to make in today's market, however deciding which ones to use is a more difficult choice. For example, is it better to deploy an off-the-shelf algorithm or a customised solution? How much tailoring can be done with an off-the-shelf solution and how much work on the clients' side does customisation involve? Nick Pratt examines some of the key issues....show more

 

Utilising FX algorithms to enable smart order routing

Algorithmic FX Trading

With Andrew Yao...show more

 

Addressing the challenges of Algorithmic FX trading

Algorithmic FX Trading

With UBS, Barclays Capital, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse....show more

 

Data: threatening to derail the Algo FX bandwagon?

Algorithmic FX Trading

With Justyn Trenner, Jim O’Hagan, Yaacov Heidingsfeld and Dmitry Bourtov....show more

Bunzl

Case Study

Bunzl is a FTSE 100 UK company with operations spanning the Americas, Europe and Australasia. The company has partnered with both customers and suppliers in providing outsourcing solutions and service oriented distribution. It supplies a broad range of internationally sourced products that are everyday essentials for its' customers to operate their businesses. Bunzl's revenue in 2008 was £4.2bn with operating profit of £245m. The company has around 13,000 employees worldwide and operates a centralised treasury department which acts as an in-house bank and is comprised of four people. The department carries out transaction hedging on behalf of subsidiaries and generally manages the foreign exchange and banking relationships of the Group. e-Forex talks to John Chamberlain, Treasury Manager in their treasury department....show more

 

Trading from a chart with Trade Companion and BGC

Case Study

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e-Forex Case Study : The Trader Notification System

Case Study

A technology to bring voice brokers in the FX arena into the 21st century...show more

 

Refco: using Currenex to meet the demands of an extensive customer base.

Case Study

Refco: using Currenex to meet the demands of an extensive customer base....show more

 

TTL – A case study in eFX development.

Case Study

Peter Moss describes the lessons that were learned from the experience of Tullet & Tokyo Liberty plc in developing their e-commerce, hybrid and electronic broking solutions....show more

 

Currency Management – A Paradigm Shift.

Case Study

Who provides the best FX execution? Christopher Cruden from Tamiso, the New York based Currency Manager outlines how a “strategic alliance” has led them to some interesting answers....show more

The race to zero and beyond: harnessing the benefits of Microwave technology for high speed precision in FX trading

Technology

e-Forex talks to Dr Jock Percy, CEO of Perseus Telecom and Jay Lawrence, CEO of NexxCom Wireless about the application of Microwave communications technology in the FX trading environment....show more

 

From conflict to collaboration - how client relationships are changing across the e-FX trading environment

Debate

With Ty Danco, CEO of Buyside FX, Alan F. Schwarz, CEO of FXSpotStream, David Vincent, CEO of smartTrade Technologies and Justyn Trenner, Global of Head of Liquidity Optimization at EBS....show more

 

Brokerage technology: acquiring the right systems for moving up the retail e-FX value chain

FX Brokerage Operations

With retail investors being one of the fastest growing groups of FX traders, brokers are rapidly having to expand their range of products and services to keep pace. Yet, as Heather McLean reports, many issues need to be addressed in order to ensure that they acquire the right technology platforms for their businesses which will enable them to grow and eventually move up the retail e-FX value chain....show more

 

Filling the banking gap with a new wave of FX prime broker and credit intermediary

FX Brokerage Operations

Nicholas Pratt examines how a new breed of FX credit intermediaries and prime of prime brokers are able to fill the void left by banks who are responding to the impact of the tightened credit environment by reconsidering their engagement with hedge funds, prop trading firms and retail aggregators, making it harder for these firms to access interbank markets...show more

 

FX Mythbusters: Defending the value proposition of Single-Dealer Platforms

FX Mythbusters

Patrick Myles, Chief Technology Officer at Caplin Systems answers some questions on the subject of Single Dealer Platforms....show more

 

Online Product and Service Differentiation.With UBS, Bank of America, Handelsbanken and Deutsche Bank.

e-Forex Roundtable

The key to client acquisition and satisfaction 4 major FX providers discuss the key questions....show more

 

Countdown to MiFID – are you compliant?

Standards

Chris Pickles examines compliance and other issues as we approach the run-up to the implementation of the directive later this year....show more

Today's FX Market demands advanced technology

Viewpoint

The forex market has been changing rapidly, with the emergence of FX as a legitimate asset class for financial investment and speculation, the rapid growth of electronic marketplaces, and more recently, the introduction of algorithmic trading. These trends have pushed the technology curve, demanding more sophisticated tools to optimize results....show more

 

Aggregation of portal & single bank liquidity

Viewpoint

David Ogg discusses how the aggregation of portal and single bank liquidity will provide a new paradign for improving eFX....show more

 

The role of single-bank FX systems in the evolution of online FX trading.

Viewpoint

Richard Estes outlines why he believes the continued success of single bank trading systems is playing a strategic role in the growth of online FX....show more

 

AxiTrader - a perfect partner to get your clients trading

Retail e-FX Provider

e-Forex talks with Matt McIntyre, Partners Manager at AxiCorp Financial Services Pty Ltd, about the company’s institutional offering....show more

 

White Labelling taking the fast track to capturing new business opportunities in FX

Retail e-FX Provider

Heather McLean examines what factors should influence a financial institution or brokers choice of FX White Label (WL) solution and strategic licensing partner to work with and in what ways WL partnerships can help trading firms to grow their market share and take advantage of fast evolving regional business growth opportunities in FX. ...show more

 

CoreVG - helping to amplify market making profits.

Retail e-FX Provider

Varengold, the German investment bank, has recently launched an enhanced flow and risk management tool - CoreVG for brokers that enables them to amplify and leverage their market making profits. The company’s CEO Yasin Sebastian Qureshi, tells e-Forex more about this product and the growth of the firms institutional offerings....show more

 

FX traders see sunshine through the Cloud

Networks, Hosting and Connectivity

Dan Barnes discovers how high availability, improved tolerance and increased scalability are leading FX traders to place more confidence in the Cloud....show more

The search for good Mexican food Profit & Loss Conference Mexico April 2014 Mexico City

Recent Events

Someone once told me that if you want good Mexican food you need Mexicans. It’s not the same without them. With regulation front and center at PnL Mexico this year. Re-shaping market best practices, Mexico City (along with Toronto and San Paolo) are shaping up to be strategic cities for the America time zone. Its no surprise then that MXN is the 8th most traded currency pair....show more

 

Has HMS EMFX left NYC? EMFX Conference New York City May 6th 2014

Recent Events

The Inaugural EMFX NYC conference was held in the Big Apple this May to bring together market professionals to discuss relevant issues surrounding both the local latam and emerging markets at large. ...show more

 

Forget G10 – arise the EM10 EMFX London – May 20th 2014

Recent Events

May saw the 3rd instalment of the EMFX conference this year with a whole day dedicated to emerging markets, technology and people....show more

 

FX Technology Forum: Delivering electronic FX trading channels to key Emerging Markets

Forum

With Wall Street Systems, Charles River Development, Eurobase International and Cognotec....show more

 

Social Investing - reshaping the face of Retail FX

Retail e-FX Client

At home in the spare room, all alone, day in, day out. That can be the lonely life of the retail trader. Or rather, that is what has been the lonely life of the retail trader until recently. As Heather McLean discovers, things are changing now with the rapid growth of social investment trading platforms, also known as copy and mirror trading networks, which are becoming ever more popular as they connect individuals from around the world in a hub of virtual social activity that relieves the feeling of isolation. ...show more

 

Retail FX ECNs - helping traders achieve more effective strategy implementation

Retail e-FX Client

Nicholas Pratt examines what benefits traders can get from dealing with brokers who take a hybrid approach to trade execution by offering both traditional Dealing Desk and and Non Dealing Desk facilities and he looks at what factors should determine whether a retail forex trader should transition to an ECN Broker and the issues that might influence their choice of platform provider....show more

 

MBTFX – offering more direct access to multiple liquidity providers

Product Launch

MB Trading recently launched MBTFX, a proprietary Electronic Xrossing Network (EXN) router. We asked CEO Ross Ditlove to tell us more about this product and the benefits of a more transparent FX pricing environment....show more

 

Hotspot FX Private Label

Product Launch

e-Forex talks with John Miesner, Managing Director and Head of Sales at Hotspot FX, about the launch of Hotspot FX Private Label....show more

 

Staying ahead of the pack - gaining exposure to Forex CFDs

Retail Forex Client

Contracts For Difference (CFD) trading is a vehicle that has been designed to enable investors to open either a long or short position in a synthetic contract that moves in line with the underlying security. The ability to use leverage affords the investor the opportunity to carry out trades using only a fraction of the underlying contract value. Heather McLean looks at what makes CFD trading an extremely attractive way of gaining significant exposure to securities such as FX, without the traditional obligation to fund the entire contract value. ...show more

 

Rules-based trading in Retail FX: getting the robots to do all the work

Retail Forex Client

There was a time when people dreamed of tomorrow’s world; a place where robots did all the work and humans sat around, directing operations and getting fat. For traders in electronic foreign exchange trading, that day is here. Rules-based trading in retail FX is now a robot-friendly zone. Heather McLean takes a look at what the major pundits in this industry have to say about the decision kick back and letting R2-D2 and C3PO take over....show more

 

New Release: MetaTrader 5 Trading Platform

Retail Forex Client

e-Forex has an exclusive interview with Alexander Saidullin, lead programmer of the new MetaTrader 5 Trading Platform...show more

 

Tadawul FX Placing a premium on integrity

Retail Forex Client

e-Forex talks to Ramzi Chamat, CEO of Tadawul FX Ltd, a leading Swiss forex broker who recently relocated their headquarters to Cyprus....show more

 

Profile: Windsor Brokers - motivated to be an e-FX pioneer

Retail Forex Client

Windsor Brokers is a leading Cyprus-based investment firm that was established in 1988. The company provides a wide range of financial products such as Forex, Futures, Precious Metals, Indices, CFDs and Energies. Johny Abuaitah is Managing Director of the company and talks to e-Forex about its products and services and plans for future growth. ...show more

 

MAP Regional Study - Cyprus: S.Platis – A driving force of FX Registration

Retail Forex Client

MAP S.Platis is an independent Cyprus-based centre of excellence in the support of financial institutions operating or wishing to operate in the European Union. The company is the leader in the field of registration of Banks and Investment Firms (IFs), including foreign exchange (FX) brokers and market makers in the European Union. The Managing Director, Dr. Stelios Platis, talks to e-Forex about the activities of the company and particularly its core, Financial Services Advisory (FSA), division....show more

Adding a new dimension to measuring FX autotrading performance

Retail Forex Client

Greg Hay outlines how clients can now be provided with verified trading results taken from live accounts, to reduce the confusion facing Retail FX Traders when selecting trading systems to add to their portfolio....show more

 

Retail Market Overview: China – More than a numbers game

Retail Forex Client

Steven Petillo evaluates the potential for the retail foreign exchange market in China and what’s shaping the electronic trading landscape in the country....show more

 

High frequency automated FX trading

Retail Forex Client

The concept of automated trading has attracted rapidly growing interest in recent years. Andy Webb looks at a key focus for this growing interest which is high frequency autotrading....show more

 

ThinkForex – matching high speed trade execution with dedicated client support.

Broker Study

e-Forex talks with Moses Virella, Marketing Director at ThinkForex, about the firms range of online trading services and plans for business development....show more

Harnessing the power of Harmonic Trading to improve your FX trading potential

Traders Workshop

My journey in harmonics came from a background of using Fibonacci Retracements and Extensions for the better part of two decades. It was a natural curiosity that led me to study “Fibonacci Patterns” since harmonic trading uses price patterns and Fibonacci ratios to project reversal levels (think support and resistance) in the markets....show more

 

Managing a team of committed professionals

In the chair

With Abdelrahman Alimari, Managing Director of CommexFX, a fully regulated award-winning STP/ECN Forex Broker ...show more

 

Boston Prime: bringing innovation to liquidity connectivity

In the chair

e-Forex talks with David Hastings, CEO of Boston Prime, an innovative liquidity connector which provides institutional-grade liquidity for FX market participants....show more

 

With Alain Broyon, CEO of Dukascopy Bank. Forex Hub, technology provider and media phenomena

e-Forex Interview

Dukascopy Bank may be a Swiss bank but its approach to its foreign exchange brokerage business is anything but conservative. The Geneva based company began life in 1998 as a software project launched by a physicist, Dr Andre Duka. This meant that technology was part of the firm’s DNA from the outset and, as we shall hear from its CEO Alain Broyon, it has remained at the cutting edge of new ideas and innovations....show more

 

Committed to maintaining a balanced ecology for all traders

e-Forex Interview

e-Forex talks with Jeff Ward, Global Head of FX Sales at ICAP Electronic Broking....show more

 

With Niels van Daatselaar, head of e-Commerce, Global Financial Markets, Rabobank International.

e-Forex Interview

Niels van Daatselaar Head of e-Commerce, Global Financial Markets, Rabobank International....show more

 

With Tom Roche, Managing Director, Global Head of eCommerce & Agency Treasury Services, The Royal Bank of Scotland Financial Markets

e-Forex Interview

With Tom Roche, Managing Director, Global Head of eCommerce & Agency Treasury Services, The Royal Bank of Scotland Financial Markets...show more

 

with Joe Norena Managing Director, Head of Global Liquidity Services at Deutsche Bank

e-Forex Interview

Joe Norena Managing Director, Head of Global Liquidity Services, Deutsche Bank...show more

 

The changing needs of the retail equity investor:the emerging importance of FX research in investment decisions

Log-Off

Shane Smith talks about the changing needs of the retail equity investor and the emerging importance of FX research in investment decisions....show more

 

RTFX and RTFT. A successful partnership centred around investment expertise and innovative financial engineering

Tradertalk

In 2009, the business of the Swiss retail broker, Realtime Forex SA, was divided into an investment services licensed company, RTFX Ltd and its sister company RTFX Fund Management Ltd (both RTFX) and a technology services company, Realtime Financial Technologies SA (RTFT SA). e-Forex talks with Francesco Scotto, Senior Executive Officer at RTFX Fund Management Ltd, which is a specialised investment manager focused around FX, and Frederic Gay and Thierry Glauser, co-founders of RTFT SA, the trading technology provider to RTFX....show more

 

Sticking to what works with currencies

Tradertalk

e-Forex talks with Philippe Bonnefoy, co-founder of Eleuthera Capital AG...show more

 

With Giovanni Pozzi, CEO of JW Partners

Tradertalk

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Tradertalk

Tradertalk

With John. W. Holsinger, winner of the 2006 Robbins World Cup trading championship, FX division....show more

 

2011 Social Forex Awards

Awards

Roger Aitken reviews the ‘2011 Social Forex Awards’ held this February in central London – which were the first of their kind....show more

 

ActForex: Treading the path to business success in FX

Technology Provider Profile

The independent trading platform provider, ActForex, started business in 1998, which was before e-Forex was launched. As the company now has traders in over 100 countries using its products, we asked CEO Ilya Sorokin to tell us more about the secret of their success....show more

 

TradingFloor.com exploring the untapped potential of social trading

Sponsored Statement

With Rune Bech, chief digital and communications officer at Saxo Bank...show more

 

CFH Clearing: A Prime Broker on the rise

Sponsored Statement

With its strong heritage, tailor-made liquidity, innovative technology and growing global client base, CFH Clearing is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading Prime of Prime solutions providers. Lars Holst, CEO of CFH Clearing, talks to e-Forex about market developments, the company’s growth and future plans. ...show more

 

Selecting an additional platform to MT4

Sponsored Statement

According to recent research, around two thirds of brokers using MetaTrader4 either currently have a second platform or are considering using an alternative trading platform this year....show more

 

Smooth Operations: Outsourcing IT can help brokers to run MT4 more efficiently

Sponsored Statement

Managing a MetaTrader environment is highly complex. It involves specialist knowledge to ensure that systems run smoothly at all times, even when you’ve left the office. From system updates and monitoring trade activity to ensuring there is sufficient memory, storage and bandwidth, it can also be very time consuming. ...show more

Banks and brokerages to benefit from Gold-i enhancements

Sponsored Statement

Latest developments from Gold-i, a global market leader in trading systems integration, ensure that its flagship product, the Gold-i Gate Bridge, remains at the forefront of the trading technology industry. Tom Higgins, Gold-i’s CEO explains the key features and benefits of Gold-i’s latest upgrade, Version 258....show more

Why controlling your entire margin trading chain should be a top priority

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ProTrader2 - bringing a fresh perspective to the fast evolving FX market

Sponsored Statement

Lars Holst, CEO of CFH Markets, talks about how the FX market is evolving and in what ways the new ProTrader 2 platform has been designed to improve the overall trading experience for the company’s clients....show more